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Brazil: The Debacle of the PT

Perfil dos manifestantes do dia 15. Via @jornalSul21 pic.twitter.com/ere3lIVhGZ — Carlos Latuff (@LatuffCartoons) March 17, 2015 Hundreds of thousands of chiefly white middle-class protesters took to the streets in Brazil on 15 March in an organized upsurge of hatred against the federal administration led by President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, […]

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Can Labor Strike Back?

Can Labor Strike Back?

Joe Burns.  Strike Back: Using the Militant Tactics of Labor’s Past to Reignite Public Sector Unionism Today.  Brooklyn, NY: IG Publishing, 2014.  ISBN: 978-1-935439-89-9 (paperback). Many conservative whites today lament — and you can see this exploited by the Tea Party — that nobody cares about them: people care about Blacks, about Latinos, about women, […]

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William W. Warren

On “Sweet,” “Yellow Head,” and “Two-Spirit”

The Pillager band was the advance guard in the mid-eighteenth-century Ojibwe migration into what would become the state of Minnesota a century later.  According to Ojibwe mythology, the Great Spirit (gichi-manidoo) had told them to migrate to a place where “the food grows on water.”  Minnesota, with its plentiful wild rice (a sacred plant to […]

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Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: Black Resistance and the Roots of Mass Incarceration

“Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: Black Resistance and the Roots of Mass Incarceration”: An Inter-generational Dialogue Between Former Political Prisoners and Black Lives Matter Activists

Click here to download (for free for a limited time) the Socialism and Democracy special issue “The Roots of Mass Incarceration: Locking Up Black Dissidents and Punishing the Poor.” Introduction by Dequi Kioni-Sadiki On Friday, March 20th, 2015 at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Harlem, the journal of […]

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Possibility of Escape

Possibility of Escape

“That is also us, the possibility of us, if the wonderful accident of our birth had taken place elsewhere: you could be the refugee, I could be the torturer.  To face that truth is also our burden.  After all, each of us has been the bystander, the reasonable person who just happens not to hear, […]

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History of an Infamy

  Translator’s Note: David Ravelo, arrested on September 14, 2010 and imprisoned in La Picota Prison in Bogota, is serving an 18-year sentence.  Appeals have failed, although Colombia’s Supreme Court has been considering his case.  His words below attest to a lifetime of, as he puts it, defending human rights.  Beginning in the late 1980s […]

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In Bad Repair: An Exclusive Interview with Mr. Zeitgeist

It isn’t often a marginalized countercultural journalist such as myself gets to interview America’s Mr. Big. But finally they let me in to see Mr. Zeitgeist. Like most of us, Mr. Zeitgeist comes from immigrant stock. His name combines the German words for “time” (zeit) and “spirit” (geist). Mr. Zeitgeist is, indeed, the Spirit of […]

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The Six-Day War and Israeli Self-Defense: Questioning the Legal Basis for Preventive War

Netanyahu, Censored Voices, and the False Narrative of Israeli Self-Defense

On March 3rd, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued an impassioned plea to Congress to protect Israel by opposing diplomacy with Iran.  Referring to “the remarkable alliance between Israel and the United States” which includes “generous military assistance and missile defense,” Netanyahu failed to mention that Israel has an arsenal of 100 or 200 nuclear […]

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